Pavé turquoise work was a notable favorite in later Victorian days with most pieces created in silver. Superb and noteworthy, this rare pair of exceptional earrings is set in yellow gold.
Star motifs, another iconic 19th century design element, are utilized as the springboard for the centers of the dangles. Articulated, they sway to and fro as do the two oval drops. A rose cut diamond graces the middle of the star's six points (.25 carats total, color J-L, clarity SI2-3).
Surrounded by shapely and graduated ovals, the outer edges appear to orbit like satellites the celestial centers.
Twenty-six natural saltwater and freshwater half seed pearls provide sheen and lightness to the earrings; thirteen form an outer perimeter to the oval and one dots the center of the surmount. All in 10k yellow gold, the ear wires are 14k.
Love them for their one-of-a-kind presence, vibrant color, striking bold style and sheer "wear them anytime" appeal.
Comes in an antique refitted blue velvet box. The interior gold lettering, "Gibson & Co Ltd, Manufacturing Jewellers, Donegall Place, Belfast, Price Medals".